Parker Mountain, Acton CA

LOCATION:

Ridge W of Acton CA 93510

MAP INFORMATION:

34.4642N, 118.2197W    topozone.com link    Google Earth Placemark

FAVORABLE WINDS:

NE to SE and W to SW work best.

WEATHER OBSERVATION LINKS:

Acton Camp, (Mesonet: RAWS), Valley floor, 1.5 mi. SE of slope.
ActonWeather.US, (HAMweather), Acton

WEATHER FORECAST LINKS:

National Weather Service Area Discussion    National Weather Service Zone Forecast

National Weather Service Graphical Forecast Map

GENERAL NOTES:

Sharp ridgeline with steep, flyable slopes on both sides, Excellent DS and front-side sloping. Limited parking and tricky landings.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:

Starting point: Junction of I-5 and the Antelope Valley Fwy. (SR-14): Go N on SR-14 23.5 mi. to Crown Valley Rd and turn RIGHT. Go S on Crown Valley Rd, 1.3 mi. to Escondido Canyon Rd. and turn RIGHT. Go W on Escondido Canyon Rd. 0.3 mi. to Hubbard Rd and turn LEFT. Go W on Hubbard Rd. 2 mi. Hughes Canyon Rd. and turn LEFT. Go S on Hughes Canyon Rd. for 0.4 mi. to Parker Mountain Motorway (dirt) and turn LEFT. Go SE on Parker Mountain Motorway for 1.7 mi. to flying site.

 

Alternate (shorter) route from starting point: Go N on SR-14 18.3 mi. to Escondido Canyon Rd and turn RIGHT. Go E on Escondido Canyon Rd. 1.5 mi. to Hubbard Rd. (dirt) and turn RIGHT. Go SE on Hubbard Rd. 2.3 mi. to Hughes Canyon Rd. (dirt) and turn RIGHT. Go S on Hughes Canyon Rd. for 0.4 mi. to Parker Mountain Motorway (dirt) and turn LEFT. Go SE on Parker Mountain Motorway for 1.7 mi. to flying site.

 

Notes: Parker Mountain Motorway is a steep, narrow, unimproved dirt road that is rough in several areas but 2WD vehicles will make it to the top if they have food ground clearance. Also, there is almost no parking area up top so partner-up whenever possible.

GPS WAYPOINTS:

34.49105, -118.19830    Junction of SR-14 & Crown Valley Rd.
34.47179, -118.19736    Junction of Crown Valley Rd. & Escondido Canyon Rd.
34.47351, -118.20118    Junction of Escondido Canyon Rd. & Hubbard Rd.
34.47998, -118.23245    Junction of Hubbard Rd. & Hughes Canyon Rd.
34.47578, -118.23115    Junction of Hughes Canyon Rd. & Parker Mountain Motorway.

Alternate:

34.49171, -118.28272    Junction of SR-44 & Escondido Canyon Rd.
34.49788, -118.25860    Junction of Escondido Canyon Rd. & Hubbard Rd.
34.47998, -118.23245    Junction of Hubbard Rd. & Hughes Canyon Rd.
34.47578, -118.23115    Junction of Hughes Canyon Rd. & Parker Mountain Motorway.

All coordinates on this page are WGS84/NAD83 map datum.

 

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